Looking at the landscape (But Still They Blog 1)

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But Still They Blog: The Liblog Landscape 2007-2009

You’ll find this and more in But Still They Blog: The Liblog Landscape 2007-2009, now available at the special introductory price of $29.50 paperback, $20 PDF.

This 319-page trade paperback provides a sweeping look at liblogs (blogs created by library people but, generally, not blogs that are official library publications), with trends, facts, figures, graphs, and profiles for each of 521 liblogs. It continues the most comprehensive detailed look at liblogs (or any category of blogs) that I know of, showing measurable characteristics and how they’re changing over the years.

Chapter 1: But Still They Blog

The first chapter considers what might be happening with liblogs, changes in methodology and inclusion since The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008 (which is still available), changes in metrics this time around, and a few general comments on the 521 liblogs included this time around:

  • Their age
  • Blogging platform used
  • Currency as of September 30, 2009–that is, the most recent post as of that date.

Hint: You’ll find the answer starting on page 13.

Profiles: The Pioneers

In this book, individual blog profiles generally appear in the chapter where the blog is first mentioned. For Chapter 1, I profile the blogs that have been around for more than five years (that is, blogs beginning in 2003 or before), plus the blog you’re reading now–used as an example of what’s in the profiles. (And this year, most–but not all–liblog profiles include brief subjective comments.)

Profiles for these blogs appear in Chapter 1:

2 Responses to “Looking at the landscape (But Still They Blog 1)”

  1. Linda says:

    Uh–dare I ask if I got a positive review?


  2. walt says:

    Linda: The subjective comments aren’t generally “reviews,” just quick notes. What I said in your case was, “These days, the few posts here are largely professional–and continue to be interesting.” (Your posting frequency was, shall we say, down just a bit in March-May 2009…) So, yes, I’d call it positive.